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Hartford Motor Vehicle Accident; Standard of Proof

Hartford Motor Vehicle Accident; Standard of Proof

You are seriously injured in a Hartford Motor Vehicle Accident  your entire world is turned upside down.  This is the exact reason why we wrote the book "The Crash Course On Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut" so you can educate yourself on what you need to do to get better quicker and to help your attorney get more money for you.

The Hartford Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers conclude their closing statements and now it is time for the trial judge to turn your case over to the jury for deliberations. Prior to the jury getting your case, the judge will have to instruct the jury on how to apply the law to the facts of your case. The way in which the judge does this is to "charge" the jury. The judge might give the following jury charge as it relates to the issue of Standard of Proof:

3.2-1 Standard of Proof-Revised to January 1, 2008: In order to meet (his/her) burden of proof, a party must satisfy you that (his/her) claims on an issue are more probable than not.  You may have heard in criminal cases that proof must be beyond a reasonable doubt, but I must emphasize to you that this is not a criminal case, and you are not deciding criminal guilt or innocence.  In civil cases such as this one, a different standard of proof applies.  The party who asserts a claim has the burden of proving it by a fair preponderance of the evidence, that is, the better or weightier evidence must establish that, more probably than not, the assertion is true.  In weighing the evidence, keep in mind that it is the quality and not the quantity of evidence that is important; one piece of believable evidence may weigh so heavily in your mind as to overcome a multitude of less credible evidence.  The weight to be accorded each piece of evidence is for you to decide. As an example of what I mean, imagine in your mind the scales of justice. Put all the credible evidence on the scales regardless of which party offered it, separating the evidence favoring each side.  If the scales remain even, or if they tip against the party making the claim, then that party has failed to establish that assertion.  Only if the scales incline, even slightly, in favor of the assertion may you find the assertion has been proved by a fair preponderance of the evidence.

After your Hartford Motor Vehicle Accident case, it is important that you get accurate and prompt legal advice. You need answers to your important questions so you take the necessary steps to develop your case. Injured parties call us with many legal questions and accident related issues, which is why we wrote the book "The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut". Contact us today or call us toll free at 888-244-5480 to get a FREE copy of our book. You have questions, we have the answers. Do not speak to anyone from the insurance company, do not hire an attorney and do not sign any papers until you read our free book.  Don't delay. Get the information you need today.

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